“Freire (1988) called for a pedagogy that leaves behind what he calls the ‘banking’ concept of schooling, in which students become depositories for a set knowledge imposed by teachers. He asserted the need to replace this concept of schooling with one in which the purpose of education is to empower students for personal and social transformation; the curriculum is always connected to the concrete issues of the student’s life; critical thinking is a way of finding one’s own voice within the individual/social dialogue; critical understanding is a foundational process in meaning-making in one’s own life; and critical and creative consciousness are reunited in imaging a moral vision for a more fully human life.” – Sherry B. Shapiro
This unbelievable helpful summary of Freire was sent to me by a colleague. So simple.
Pedagogy and the Politics of the Body: A Critical Praxis. NY: Garland, 1999. 14. Print.